white line of anal canal

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white line of a·nal ca·nal

a bluish pink, narrow, wavy zone in the mucosa of the anal canal below the pectinate line at the level of the interval between the subcutaneous part of the external sphincter and the lower border of the internal sphincter, said to be palpable.
Synonym(s): Hilton white line

white line of a·nal ca·nal

(wīt līn ā'năl kă-nal')
A bluish-pink, narrow, wavy zone in the mucosa of the anal canal below the pectinate line at the level of the interval between the subcutaneous part of the external sphincter and the lower border of the internal sphincter, said to be palpable.

Hilton,

John, English surgeon, 1804-1878.
Hilton law - the nerve supplying a joint also supplies the muscles that move the joint and the skin covering the articular insertion of those muscles.
Hilton method - division of the nerves supplying a part, for the relief of pain in ulcers.
Hilton sac - a small diverticulum provided with mucous glands. Synonym(s): saccule of larynx
Hilton white line - a zone in the mucosa of the anal canal said to be palpable. Synonym(s): white line of anal canal